Battistero Paleocristiano

Battistero Paleocristiano, Milan

Battistero Paleocristiano
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The area
Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Duomo • 3 min walk
  • Cordusio • 5 min walk
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
The foundations of the Duomo
Mar 2019
We visited the archeological area as a part of the Duomo ticket. The entrance is from inside the Cathedral and the site is just beneath it. Here you can see the remains of the foundations of the original basilica of St Tecla (on top of which the present Duomo was built), the baptisteries of San Stefano and San Giovanni alle Fonti.
Written 5 February 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2019 • Family
Interesting early-Christian crypt below nowdays Duomo. Entrance is from the Cathedral and it's quite an interesting place.
Written 15 December 2019
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
One of the most important Christian locations...
Sep 2019
St. Ambrose was baptised here.

Many years later, St. Ambrose baptized the rebellious Roman African, Augustine of Hippo, who now remains as one of the earliest influential Christian theologians and philosophers. Augustine was an interesting fellow, and my favorite line of his, was something like, 'I do not desire marriage as I am a slave to lust.'
Written 18 October 2019
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Patricia D
Amherst, MA1,856 contributions
Interesting
May 2018 • Friends
We toured this as part of our city tour. I was happy we had a guide as I wouldn’t have appreciated the significance of what I was looking at.
Written 23 May 2018
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,421 contributions
Crypt below the Duomo
May 2018 • Couples
If I did this side trip below the Duomo on my own, I would not have enjoyed or appreciated it. Our guide really explained the significance of the remaining walls,dating around 0 BC/AD.
There were a couple of gold relics there in a case.
Written 23 May 2018
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2017 • Couples
Entrance was included in Duomo Pass and stairway is located inside the Duomo.
Following the stairway you get below the Duomo and see early Christian church, which was very interesting visit.

Highly recommended.
Written 8 November 2017
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Accessed through the Duomo, included in "Duomo with Rooftops" guided visit
Dec 2016 • Couples
The entrance to this archaeological site is through the Duomo. The visit helped us understand the original layout of the buildings in the Piazza del Duomo, before the cathedral was built. Quite interesting. It was included in our "Duomo with Rooftops" guided visit.
Written 21 January 2017
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Andrea A
New Haven, Connecticut, United States9 contributions
Really interesting archaeological site
The Baptistry is under the Cathedral. Stage site is really well preserved and curated well. Extremely educational and informative. Wish there were more English descriptions though. When I went it was completely empty, so I could linger at each exhibit. I thought it was great one was able to view the different stratigraphic archaeological levels and read about the excavation history of the site. A must see!
Written 12 August 2012
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